Women's rights organizations have called for nationwide demonstrations on Thursday, October 1, to denounce alleged police and gender-based violence. All demonstrations are set to commence at 10:00 (local time) and likely gathering points include central squares in major urban centers. The main rally will reportedly take place in the capital Bogota; participants plan to march from the Planetario Distrital to Plaza de Bolivar.
A heightened security presence and transportation disruptions are expected near any demonstration site, and clashes between protesters and security forces cannot be ruled out.
Those in Colombia are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all protests due to the risk of violence, and adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities.
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